A Systems Model of Leadership: WICS

Sternberg, R.J. (Jan 2007). American Psychologist. 62(1): 34-42.

This article reviews a systems model of leadership. According to the model, effective leadership is a synthesis of wisdom, creativity, and intelligence (WICS). It is in large part a decision about how to marshal and deploy these resources. One needs creativity to generate ideas, academic (analytical) intelligence to evaluate whether the ideas are good, practical intelligence to implement the ideas and persuade others of their worth, and wisdom to balance the interests of all stakeholders and to ensure that the actions of the leader seek a common good. The article relates the current model to other extant models of leadership. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)


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